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The 14-time major winner was also scheduled to play mixed doubles for the first time in his career with French Open champion Garbine Muguruza.
The Spanish pair are drawn to face Lucie Hradecka and Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic in the 16-pair tournament.
Djokovic has now won 13 straight sets and six straight matches against the Spaniard.
5 Rafael Nadal, 7-6 (5), 6-2, on Saturday afternoon at the BNP Paribas Open to clinch a spot in the tournament final against Milos Raonic in Indian Wells, California.
Rafael Nadal confirmed that he will make his return from injury in Mubadala World Tennis Championship in December this year and will use the tournament to prepare for the upcoming season.
The Spaniard will defend his title in the ninth edition of the tournament and is hoping that a good run will help him get back to his best on the ATP Tour next season."Excited to announce my first tournament back will be in Abu Dhabi at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in December," Nadal communicated via his official Twitter account.
Tennis TV on Twitter broke down all the big numbers from Saturday's semifinal: Djokovic started off the first set in uncharacteristically sloppy fashion.
Japan's fourth seed Kei Nishikori's match-up with Andrej Martin was another high profile victim.After receiving a bye in the first round, Nadal reached the semifinals of the Argentina Open by defeating Juan Mónaco and Paolo Lorenzi respectively in straight sets.However, he lost to an in-form young-gun Dominic Thiem in the semifinals in three sets after squandering 2 match points.The 30-year-old cut his 2016 season short after the Shanghai Masters in October owing to injury troubles that have hampered him throughout the year.The former world number one started the season in fine form, making it to the finals of the Australian Open, where he lost to Novak Djokovic and followed it up with wins at the Monte Carlo Masters and Barcelona Open.